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The goal of the certificate program is to enhance the knowledge for those teaching mathematics. science in grades K-5 and grades 6-8 in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. The certificates consist of five courses (15 credits) focused on deepening K-5 and 6-8 teachers’ knowledge of mathematics or science, teacher development, strategies for learning and content teaching, and students’ mathematical conceptions. As part of these certificates, teachers will develop leadership skills and become knowledgeable in lesson study (a teacher-led professional development process that they will be able to carry out with one another and teachers at their schools), fostering collaboration and learning in practice. Teacher cohorts will complete the certificates over three semesters, including collaborative, practice-oriented experiences such as microteaching lesson study and a capstone lesson study project.

  • Focus: K-12: K-5 and 6-8 Teachers
  • Contact: Maria L. Fernandez, mfernan@fiu.edu, Mathematics Education, Department of Teaching and Learning, College of Arts, Sciences & Education. George O’Brien, obrieng@fiu.edu, Science Education, Department of Teaching and Learning, College of Arts, Sciences & Education.